Asbestos is notorious for causing diseases that far outweigh its benefits as a fireproof material. Its microscopic fibers are easily […]
Montana residents who had been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease have until Feb. 25 to file a case against W.R. […]
There is no cure that currently exists to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer that is commonly acquired through asbestos […]
Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer triggered by exposure to asbestos. The disease usually develops in the […]
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been mined extensively and made into a variety of products. The versatility of asbestos paved its way to be used in numerous industries. It is resistant to fire, electrical and chemical damage. Light enough to be worn, it is spun into and woven into protective clothing and gloves. Its usefulness has been founded since ancient times, the Greeks spun them into cloth and made napkins and tablecloth from them. These effects were eventually thrown into the fire to be cleaned and they came out undamaged with no burn marks but whiter before they went in.